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Obama invites Sharif for talks at White House

U.S. President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a meeting at the White House in October, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Sunday.

Ms. Rice, who met Mr. Sharif in Islamabad, tweeted that she conveyed Mr. Obama’s invitation to him. “Conveyed @POTUS invitation to PM Sharif to visit the @WhiteHouse in October to continue discussions.”

Mr. Sharif told her that his country wanted a “meaningful” and “objective” dialogue with India on all outstanding issues.

There were reports that Ms. Rice was here on an “emergency visit” in the wake of border tensions between the two nations.

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